14 October, 2010 | (01 hr)
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Political spending can pose significant reputational and compliance risks to companies but not everyone agrees on the nature and magnitude of the risk or what the best approaches to mitigating potential risk might be. The court’s decision in the Citizens’ United case and the current public dialogue surrounding corporate political contributions have resulted in more questions than answers. Key findings from The Conference Board’s new handbook on corporate political activity can help companies navigate recent and impending legislation, avoid pitfalls, and explore emerging best practices. How are companies addressing these issues in practice?
The webcast will address
- The current state of potential legislation surrounding corporate political spending.
- Current best practices for how directors and senior executives can manage risk, disclosure and oversight related to political spending.
- The approach that one company, Merck, has taken with its political giving policy.
Bruce F. Freed
Bruce F. Freed is President and a founder of the Center for Political Accountability. In addition to heading the Center, he is a member of the advisory board of the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and Transparency International–...Full Bio
Charles R. Grezlak, Ph.D.
Dr. Grezlak has management responsibility for state government affairs and for assisting Merck’s Washington Office on Federal health care policy. He is a member of Merck's Corporate Responsibility Council and a leader of its activities in the area of public policy advocacy. Prior to j...Full Bio
Stefan C. Passantino
As head of McKenna Long & Aldridge’s Political Law Team, Stefan C. Passantino has a nationwide practice focusing on representing corporations, interest groups, political figures, and other entities with respect to state and federal election law, campaign finance, pay-to-play and lobbyin...Full Bio
Paul DeNicola is a Director at PwC's Center for Board Governance where he works to extend the firm's thought leadership on leading-edge governance practices. An active speaker at forums for directors and governance professionals, DeNicola also advises audit committees and boards of directors on e...Full Bio